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Health care studies a priority at Georgian’s Muskoka Campus

Published on June 24, 2016

A male student in a lab chatting with a female studentWith health care topping the list for today’s in-demand careers, it’s not too late to pursue a career in the health sciences. Spots are still open for the Pre-health Sciences and Personal Support Worker programs at Georgian College’s Muskoka Campus.

The campus offers full-time classes in Pre-Health Sciences starting in September as well as classes in the Personal Support Worker program beginning in January.

Not sure which career to pursue in the health care sector? The one-year Pre-Health Sciences certificate program is designed to assist students in determining which health science program will best suit their needs. It provides students with the opportunity to examine the expectations of various health science disciplines and to assess their suitability and compatibility in relation to these expectations.

Recent high school graduates or mature students wanting to return to postsecondary education may wish to access this program to enrich their knowledge of health science related courses and also to obtain necessary prerequisites for admissions to other programs.

The Personal Support Worker program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to provide support services to people living at home, in long-term care or acute care facilities, and to function as integral members of the health care team. Those who have successfully completed the program will have demonstrated the ability to effectively communicate with clients, families and members of the health care team.

Georgian’s Muskoka Campus offers academic upgrading, flexible schedules, and a welcoming community of faculty and staff to help you build your future career in health and wellness

The campus also offers the Registered Practical Nursing program through part-time studies and continues to offer other part-time courses that meet local industry needs.

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Wasaga Beach and Go-Karts

Published on June 22, 2016

Join GCSA at the Wasaga 500 Go-Karts & Beach Day!

Saturday, June 25.

$40 tickets available now in the International Centre (1st floor C Building).

Wasaga Beach

Wonderland trip

Published on June 22, 2016

Join GCSA on Saturday, July 9 at Canada’s Wonderland!

Bus leaves at 9 a.m. from Athletics parking lot at the Barrie Campus.

$35 tickets include bus, admission and tax.

Available at the International Centre (First Floor of C Building).

Wonderland Trip

Make a gift in memory or tribute of someone special

Published on June 20, 2016

Young girl in graduation cap and gown smiles and hugs an older lady who is presumably her grandmother“In Memory” and “Tribute” donations are a wonderful way to remember or celebrate a loved one or friend. These donations are directed to Georgian’s Highest Priority Fund, which includes the Food Locker program, the Student Access and Opportunity Gift, tuition grants, and awards and scholarships.  Continue reading

W. R. (Bill) Van Wyck recognized with Honorary Degree at Owen Sound Campus convocation

Published on June 17, 2016

W. R. (Bill) Van Wyck, centre, receives the Georgian College Board of Governors’ Honorary Bachelor of Applied Studies degree during convocation ceremonies at the Owen Sound Campus June 16. Presenting the degree are Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes, left, and Board Vice Chair Jim Bertram.
W. R. (Bill) Van Wyck, centre, receives the Georgian College Board of Governors’ Honorary Bachelor of Applied Studies degree during convocation ceremonies at the Owen Sound Campus June 16. Presenting the degree are Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes, left, and Board Vice Chair Jim Bertram.

Owen Sound entrepreneur and community builder W. R. (Bill) Van Wyck has long sung the praises of Georgian College. Today, Georgian College, in turn praised one of its most prominent boosters. Continue reading

Georgian helps raise more than $13,000

Published on June 16, 2016

Georgian staff members are shown in running/walking gear and a young woman stands beside a police officer.

The fifth annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, held in Shelburne June 1, raised more than $13,000.

In addition to sponsoring prizes for the run, the Georgian Career and Employment Community Services team in Orangeville participated with other local businesses and residents who brought awareness and much-needed funds to assist Special Olympic athletes.

Part-time employee vote: OPSEU representation

Published on June 16, 2016

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union is seeking to represent part-time support staff and student employees on college campuses across Ontario. All part-time support staff and student employees who are working now or who worked during the 2015-16 academic year are eligible to vote.

The following voting schedule has been established by the Ontario Labour Relations Board for Georgian locations:

Date Campus Address Times Location

June 20

Barrie Campus One Georgian Drive

Barrie ON

9 a.m. to noon

2 to 5 p.m.

Lander Lounge



June 21

Bracebridge 111 Wellington Street

Bracebridge ON

9:30 to 10 a.m. Room 109

June 21

Orillia 825 Memorial Avenue

Orillia ON

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Room A101

June 22

Orangeville 22 Centennial Road

Orangeville ON

9 to 10 a.m. Room 202

June 22

Owen Sound 1450 Eighth St E

Owen Sound ON

1 to 1:30 p.m. Room A147

June 22

John Di Poce South Georgian Bay 499 Raglan Street

Collingwood ON

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Room 121

June 27

Midland 649 Prospect Blvd

Midland ON

10 to 11 a.m. Room 118

June 28

Kempenfelt Conference Centre 3722 Fairway Road

Innisfil, ON

9 to 10 a.m. Seminar C / Main

In addition to the Georgian locations, eligible voters may exercise their right to vote at any Ontario College. The full voting schedule is posted at

Please read the question and answer fact sheet for more details.

Any part-time support staff or student employee unsure of their eligibility to vote is encouraged to contact their current or past manager at Georgian.


Partnership sparks provincial recognition

Published on June 16, 2016

A woman is presented with a plaque surrounded by uniformed fire staff.
Georgian’s Scott Emslie and Becca Allan are presented with the Ontario Fire Marshal Award.

A team of Georgian staff, faculty and students was recognized recently by the Ontario Fire Marshal. They were presented with the 2016 Public Fire Safety Council’s Fire Safety Action Award. Continue reading

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